Walker Pond

Last Updated: 3/2018
       This pond offers excellent fishing for an assortment of warm water fish. Both largemouth bass and chain pickerel are numerous and of good size. Large bluegills, white perch and yellow perch provide good panfishing. Walker is popular spot for ice fishing. 

      The water is brown in color and the shoreline is 40% developed with summer and year round homes. Aquatic weeds are dense around most of the perimeter. 

Please observe the following safe boating rules:
  • No Boating within 150 feet of swimmers.
  • No Swimming around boat ramp.
  • Do Not overload your boat.
  • Proceed with caution on unfamiliar water.
  • A US Coast Guard approved live preserver must be aboard for each person.

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       2.9 miles
USGS Map: Warren, MA  

Physical Features
  • Area:                104 acres
  • Max depth:         16 feet
  • Average Depth:    7.5 feet
  • Transparency:      8 feet
  • Terrain Type: Homes, Woods.
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1999
  • 10 species: largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, white suckers, golden
    and bridled shiners. The most abundant game fish are chain pickerel and the most abundant panfish are yellow perch.
State Pond Map
Wells State Park​
       Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park. The two principal activities are camping and hiking. The campground has 60 attractive sites. Walker Pond provides a peaceful setting for fishing, canoeing, and swimming. The swimming beach is for campers' use only. During the summer, Wells has an interpretive program available which provides guided walks, hikes, recreational activities and evening campfire programs.
        More than 10 miles of trails cross the property, which are for hiking only; off-road vehicles may not be used. A popular route leads to the scenic vista at Carpenter Rocks from which the eastern section and Walker Pond can be viewed. 

Wells State Park
Camp Map
Walker Pond State Boat Ramp
Position: 42-08.75 N 72-03.42 W​
Boat Launch:
Boat access is available on a gravel ramp off Walker Road at the north end of the pond. Shore access is available along the entire western shore in Wells State Park.
NOTE: You do not need to enter the State Park to access this launch area.
Nearest Launch Address:
 Wells State Park Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Put-In Directions (5.4 miles, 9 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. At the end of the ramp continue onto Interstate 84.
  2. At mile 1.3, Take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. ​Follow Route 20 East.
  4. At mile 3.6, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  5. At mile 4.2, turn left onto Podunk Road.

  6. At mile 4.7, turn left onto Wells State Park Road.
  7. At mile 5.4, arrive at the gravel boat launch on left before the entrance to the state park.​

Plenty of parking in this informal gravel area.
Primitive boat ramp but it can handle most trailers.
A view of the pond looking south from the launch area.